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BNZ Closed for Good Event

We had an exciting day here at First Steps Coronation as the ‘BNZ closed for good community event’ team joined us. The six volunteers turned up in their special uniform with their iPad. They started with a story about ‘Penny the Penguin’ and interacted with the children by asking lots of open ended questions. Penny […]

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Celebrating Cook Islands Language Week

This year, First Steps Coronation celebrated Cook Islands Language Week from 29th July to Saturday, the 4th of August. During this time, our tamariki visited our local library and participated in the story telling session along with some music and movement. In addition to this, our local primary school, Papatoetoe West School Niuean Group joined us at […]

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Celebrating Matariki

At First Steps Coronation, we celebrated Matarki at the centre. Children participated in various activities whereby they made matariki stars and piupiu, had their faces painted and learnt Waiata in Maori. The celebration ended with a big feast where by the children had a big kai. All these encouraged our tamariki to develop an appreciation of Te Reo […]

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Celebrating Samoan Language Week

Talofa Lava! This week is Samoan Language Week. The theme for this year is“Alofa atu nei. Alofa mai taeao – Kindness given. Kindness gained”.  During the week, the children at First Steps Coronation worked on learning simple words and phrases in Samoan Language. We also had the Samoan group from Papatoetoe West School where by […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

First Steps Coronation recently celebrated Mother’s Day. During the week, our children made a Mother’s Day card for their mums and attended Mother’s Day Story Time at the Papatoetoe Library. On Friday,  some of our mums joined us to celebrate their special day. During the celebration, they played musical chairs and enjoyed listening to the special […]

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Emergency aware at First Steps Coronation

The children at First Steps Coronation were excited to have a visit from Sue Lowry of ‘St Johns in School’. Sue gave a very engaging and informative session about being ‘Emergency Aware.’ Sue gave a very thorough talk about how to be safe in case of emergencies. This was conveyed through demonstrations, storytelling and role play. The children responded well […]

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First Steps Coronation Christmas celebrations

What a fun day we all had at First Steps Coronation with our Christmas party. It was a memorable day for all the children as they enjoyed fun on the bouncy castle, watched the amazing magic and balloon shows and – most anticipated – celebrated Santa’s arrival, with Christmas gifts. With everyone dressed in their Christmassy clothes there […]

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Celebrating Samoan Language Week

Talofa Lava!  We celebrated Samoan Language week here at First Steps Coronation. The theme for this year is “Ma’au i lou ofaga. Maua’a lou fa’asinomaga” which translates to “Keep your identity alive to thrive”.  Our tamariki were privileged to have a Samoan music session by the Cultural Hubb.  We had the Samoan group from Papatoetoe West […]

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Heart Day Celebrations

First Steps Coronation celebrated “Heart Day”.  The children and teachers dressed up in red to support the day. One of our parents, John (Jareth’s dad) who is a nurse came and spoke to our tamariki on how we can keep our hearts healthy. In addition, he also played a fun game with our tamariki on how our heart […]

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